The US Federal Government will provide over $8m to develop an offshore wind terminal in Humboldt Bay, California.
The planning project will fund studies, site design, and permitting activities for a heavy-lift facility at the Redwood Marine Terminal.
The $8.6m grant will also fund the creation of a bay-wide master plan for offshore wind development and project management and grant administration expenses.
“The Biden-Harris administration and Democrats have made serious commitments to ramp up renewable energy with the transformative investments we made in the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Offshore wind is an important part of that equation,” said Representative Jared Huffman.
“My district in Northern California has some of the best areas available to help meet the administration’s offshore wind energy goals, and I’m glad I could help secure this grant to support the development of one of the first offshore wind projects on the West Coast.”
Crowley Wind Services senior vice-president and general manager Bob Karl hailed the decision, stating: “With the help of the Port Infrastructure Development Program grant secured by the Humboldt Bay Harbor District, Crowley looks forward to advancing our collaboration in the development of the Humboldt Heavy Lift Marine Terminal in close collaboration with the Harbor District, County, Tribal Nations, and other key organisations and stakeholders.”